After School Coordinator

Position Status




NHC Position Type

Care Coordinator

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the After School Program Partnerships Manager, the Coordinator is the coach and leader of the After-School Program at up to 7 different sites. The After School Coordinator will find dynamic ways to partner with students, parents and coaches to manage all aspects of the program. They are responsible for recruiting participants, coaching, communicating with parents and site contacts, and supporting part-time coaches leading programming at these sites. The Coordinator may be assigned sites which serve the same age group, or they may have both elementary and middle school sites.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Referring patients to other programs and community services
  • Implementing patient engagement strategies to improve outcomes
  • Developing and/or facilitating classes with other professionals
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and respecting patient confidentiality
  • Coordinating health and wellness activities including classes and groups
  • Attending and participating in community or host site events
  • Updating documentation to assess program adoption and progress
  • Collaborating with supervisors and other leadership
  • Implement strategies to recruit clients to attend health and wellness classes
  • Maintaining, assembling, and distributing materials and supplies
  • Participating in meetings and conferences
  • Conducting program quality improvement and data analysis
  • Contribute to curriculum development or revision, particularly as they relate elementary level programs.

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Organized; sound organizational skills
  • Multi-tasker; ability to balance
  • Detail-oriented
  • Comfortable speaking with patient populations, individually or in groups
  • Interested in health and wellness promotion, Education in Social Work, Public health, and/or Psychology
  • Team-oriented
  • Customer-oriented
  • Positive attitude
  • Patient and calm
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer and data entry skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)
  • Familiarity with patient populations
  • Speaks language(s) spoken by patient populations
  • Instills trust easily
  • Creative problem solving
  • Persistence, Resilience,
  • Open-minded
  • Non-judgmental
  • Kind and friendly

Knowledge Required for the Position

Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options.


The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required. Our supervisors are easily accessible, and meet with all Corps members once a week for a formal check in meeting.


The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the Member at service.


Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service. , Detailed guidelines exist, including regulations and directives, handbooks, precedents, industry standards and files of previous projects.


The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment. , In making decisions, the Member is often required to depart from past approaches and to extend traditional techniques.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

Member provides timely services of a personal nature to others. The service position product or service affects the design or operation of systems, programs, or equipment. The service position product or services affect the social, physical, and economic well-being of a substantial number of people on an ongoing basis.

Nature of Contacts


Purpose of Contacts

To motivate, influence, or educate people to support change behaviors

Special Considerations

Unusual physical demands involving climbing, lifting, stooping, and reaching, etc. , Special dress code, Significant travel (more than 25%), Criminal history check requirements beyond those required by National Health Corps.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Spanish conversation skills are a plus

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

We require a Chicago Public Schools background check and DCFS CANTS check. Both are necessary to serve in the Chicago Public Schools.